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Unread 01-30-2004, 11:10 AM
lichen sclerosis anyone?

(((Chris))) It's funny you would mention the bee products... that is kind of how homeopathic medicine works. They give you VERY VERY TINY (way tinier than you took) doses of things that are designed to get your immune system to react. Not enough to make you sick, but just enough to 'kick it in the butt' and get it working properly.

Last week I got a bad sore throat. I couldn't take my usual Vitamin C or echinacea because I was having surgery in a few days and I didn't want to have to take antibiotics. I went to the health food store and bought some homeopathic sore throat remedy. I used it the way they said and by the end of the next day my sore throat was gone, and I didn't get a cold or anything else. The tablets (they dissolve under the tongue usually) got my body to direct its energy towards fighting the sore throat.

My DS had terrible problems with hives a few months back. Hives are a sign of an immune system gone haywire. I took him to an allergist who couldn't help him. I tried everything, and nothing seemed to work. He was taking so much Benadryl that he was sleepy all the time; that doesn't work when he has to go to school. Finally in desperation I went to the health food store and got a homeopathic hives remedy. The main ingredient is honey bee sting venom (!) so he calls the tablets his 'bees' (he is 10). It took a little time but the hives went away and he hasn't had them for about a month or so now.

Since you are so sensitive I would not recommend that you just go to the health food store and buy something and take it. It sounds like your immune system is out of control, and I wonder if a homeopathic DR could help you. He or she can listen to your whole medical history and figure out which remedies (usually they are plant extracts) and how much, would work best for you. Often they recommend first doing a 'cleansing' where you stop taking any nonessential meds and vitamins and start over with a clean slate. If there is one anywhere near you I really recommend that you at least go talk with him or her.

Your DH sounds like a wonderful man who loves you very much. It is very sweet of him to want to help you. This must be difficult for him, too. Let him be a comfort to you, a pillar of strength. Hang in there!
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Unread 01-30-2004, 01:21 PM
lichen sclerosis anyone?

Aww Sweetie, I have been wondering about you, I am so sorry to hear that you have lichen sclerosis on top of all your other health problems, first I would like to offer you some big s , s , I wish I could give you these for real. I will put you before the Altar of God, I am praying for you and will continue to pray for you. You know, If you need to talk like we use too, I am still here ! Hope to hear from you soon,my dear sweet friend.

Unread 01-30-2004, 03:36 PM
lichen sclerosis anyone?


It's been a while....I too was hoping that no news meant good news and that you were better.....

I can offer you hugs and support. I am here for you if you need to talk.

Gain some weight....I was down to a size 0 too and I felt so cold and weak. I know you have food problems....I'm sure you have tried so many different things to gain weight.....

Try high caloric honey with your tea??? Can you drink tea?

Oh I feel so badly for you.....

's sent your way.

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Unread 02-02-2004, 01:05 PM
lichen sclerosis anyone?

I just want to confirm what Linda said about a cleansing.
Years ago, my mother had bronchitis and went on a round of anti-biotics. She was still ill at the end of 10 days, so the doctor
put her on a second round of a different anti-biotic. My mom is
an R.N., and she noticed that her tongue was starting to swell
and a rash developed. She called the doctor, and he said to
continue taking the anti-biotic. Days later, she began vomiting
uncontrollably, so my dad took her to the ER. There, they
gave her a shot for the vomiting, and this put her into
cardiac failure. During her stay in the hospital, they gave her
tylenol and different medications, but she kept getting weaker
with a fever. Finally, they called in a disease specialist from Atlanta who found her blood was full of toxins because
she was unknowingly allergic to anti-biotics. He said to withdraw
all medication, including tylenol since she was reacting to
EVERYTHING given to her (even tylenol). Do you know that
each day she become stronger and healthier? At that point
in her life, she could not take ANYTHING, even a vitamin, or
else she would react to it. Once all medication was out of
her system she was better. Eventually, she was able to
reintroduce some medication without reacting to it. Today,
she can take the tylenol ok as well as cholesterol and BP
medication. I guess her body had to first get rid of the
toxins before she was able to take medication again.
I hope you and your doctors are able to figure this
out. You deserve to feel good again!!
Unread 02-02-2004, 02:38 PM
lichen schlerosis

Chris, I've had this condition for the past 10 years. And for all that time all I did was use topical steroid type creams. It would flare, then stop for a while.

But I have to tell you, for whatever reason, it now has become totally inactive. No itching, no flares, nothing. The only things that have changed in my life are:

1) Removal of stress by completing dissolution of my marriage and being in a much healthier happier place mentally and physically.

2) Hysterectomy a year ago this month.

3) Shaving of all of my pubic hair for a year now.

All of these three things happened at the same time. So hard to say which, if any of them, contributed.

I know your pain. Literally.

Warm Hug,

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